So many Gel Press prints...so many scraps...and what do we do with them?? Create an animal, of course. In this project, I’ve grabbed a handful of scraps from previous Gel Press projects and started gluing.
Here’s a step by step.
- 7″ X 14″ Wooden Panel
- 8″ X 10″ Gel Press Plate
- Matte Gel Medium
- White Charcoal Pencil
- Black Charcoal Pencil
- Black Archival Pen
- White Gel Pen
- White Gesso
- 18K Gold Paint Pen
Adhere Gel Press scraps to your substrate (in this case, a wooden panel) with matte gel medium.
Sketch a giraffe to use as a template.
Trace around the template with a white charcoal pencil. It would also be fine to use a regular graphite pencil. I added a sun and a couple flowers.
Using white gesso, paint all of the negative space. For a more transparent look, add water to the gesso. If you want more coverage, brush on several coats.
With Gelatos, add a touch of green grass and blue sky.
Add shading with a black charcoal pencil and doodling with black and white pens. I also used an 18K Gold paint pen to add some sparkle. Finish edges with black charcoal pencil, oil pastel, or a little acrylic paint.
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Cyndi Cesare - Contributing Artist for Gel Press